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Stephanie L. Hamilton

Smarter Grid R&D Manager


  • West Coast University, MS, Management Finance
  • California State University, BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • Georgia Tech, BS, Applied Psychology


  • Methods of Operating an Electrical Power Utility Using Real Time Data (application no. 60/761810)
  • Methods of Operating an Electrical Power Utility Using Real Time Data (application no. 60/807129)
  • Method of Communicating between a Utility and Its Customer Locations (application no. 11/626810)
  • Small In-Home Utility Services Display Device (application no.TBD)


  • Brookhaven National Laboratory, Smarter Grid R&D Manager, April 2011 – Present
  • Member of Wyoming State Energy Office, Energy Consultant, January 2010 - April 2011
  • Electric Power Research Institute, Collaborations Manager for Smart Grid (SG) Demos & IntelliGrid Programs, February 2009 – January 2010
  • Southern California Edison, Manager of Distributed Energy Resources, September 1999 – January 2010
  • Edison Technology Solutions, Manager of Distributed Generation, January, 1998 – September 1999
  • Cinergy Corp/The Ascendix Group, Power Marketing Manager, Southwestern Region, February 1997 – January 1998
  • Public Service of New Mexico, Manager, Business Development, August 1996 - February 1997
  • Grant County Public Utility District, Director of Power Management, March 1995 - August 1996
  • Southern California Gas Company, August 1979 - March 1995
  • Southern California Edison, December 1976 - August 1979

Recent Honors (since 2008)

  • In 2010, invited by Wyoming State Energy Office (WY SEO) to participate on its team to update the WY SEO’s strategic plan. Finalized plan submitted to DOE on May 13, 2010. Received positive recognition from the Wyoming Governor’s Energy Advisor.
  • In 2010, invited to be a panel member for University of Wyoming’s “Women in Science” conference
  • In 2009, led and co-authored the development of a CIGRE paper that passed the US and International committees to be accepted for presentation in Paris in 2010. Collaborators on the paper included EPRI, DOE OE and ORNL. First-time CIGRE paper submittal succeeded to full-paper acceptance.
  • Jointly developed proposal to NIST; proposal selected, received written and monetary awards; awarded official individual high rating of 4 out of 5 from NIST for completion of the “NIST Roadmap” project. Received recognition from EPRI for personal performance.
  • In 2009, developed two panels for Grid-InterOp 2009 “on the ground experience” from EPRI and DOE – both well attended and well received – “first of a kind” for GridInterOp.
  • In 2008, reselected to the GridWise Architecture Council since be selected as an original member in 2004.
  • In 2008, invited by the State of Hawaii and the DOE to participate in their “Hawaii Clean Energy Initiative.” Participated in all working sessions while at SCE.
  • In 2008, selected to West Virginia University’s Advanced Power and Energy Research Center Advisory Board.
  • In 2008, selected by the California Alliance of Distributed Energy Resources consortium for an award of Appreciation for my efforts to maintain interest for the past 10 years in DER by the CA IOUs.

Recent Publications/Presentations (since 2003)

Prepared a winning abstract. Then worked with ORNL on the presentation for DOE and ORNL for presentation on the “Use of Load Responsiveness via Integration with DOE’s RDSI projects.” The presentation was made at the NOW Conference, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 02/2010. A revised version was presented at IEEE’s “Rethinking T&D Architecture Panel” at the bi-annual IEEE T&D conference in New Orleans, LA, 04/2010

August 2010 at CIGRE in Paris: “Smart Grid Demos Provide Guidance on Integrating DER and RES into the Distribution System with Consideration of Transmission Impacts, Market Signals, and Technologies” – joint authorship with EPRI, DOE, and ORNL

Presented on Smart Grid panel at Jackson Hole, WY Energy Sustainability Summit, 10/09

Presented on Smart Grid panel at Wheatland, WY Jubilee Days, 07/09

“Batteries are Key to Wind Integration,” T&D World, 12/08

Presented at IEEE T&D PES meeting, “Rethinking T&D Architecture in Light of Interoperability and DER,” 04/08

Jointly authored a paper for Carnegie Mellon University’s Fourth Electricity and Efficiency Conference, titled “Energy Storage for Wind Integration, a Conceptual Roadmap for California,” 04/08, Pittsburgh, PA

Jointly authored a paper for the Grid-InterOp Forum titled “Integrated, Agent-Based, Real-time Control Systems for Transmission and Distribution Networks,” 10/07, Albuquerque, NM

Jointly authored a paper for the International Institute for Research and Education in Power System Dynamics, titled “Interoperability and SCE's DER Program,” Charleston, SC 08/07

In 2006, at CEC’s request, presented in Plenary Session for its fuel cell 20-year R&D program

In 2005-6, with staff support prepared eight papers. Five papers were chosen for conference “keynote” presentations. Successfully lined-up SCE executives to make the presentations including one in Rome, Italy.

Utility Perspective on DER, PowerMex T&D conference, 09/04, Mexico City, Mexico

Customer Connections to SCE’s Power Grid, DTE Energy’s DG Conference for Electric Utility Engineers, May 2004, Detroit, MI

Distributed Energy Resources Development & Deployment at SCE, EPRI’s DER Advisory Group meeting, February 2004, Scottsdale, AZ

Handbook of Microturbines, published July 2003 by PennWell Publishing; was placed on its “best seller” list by PennWell at PowerGen in 2003